Once popular for being the largest seaport, the “Diamond City of India” is located in Gujarat. This metropolitan city has been a thing of fame in India’s history for various reasons as in, its beautiful culture, hub for various religions, and center for trade establishments for European merchants or for the cotton and silk clothes. Not only this, Surat proves a charmer for the tourists who wish to visit the place. So, here are the top five places you definitely should visit while in Surat:
1-Amaazia Water Park:
The Amaazia water park in Surat is a true term for amusement, not just for the kids, but also for the adults. The alluring themes at the water park include, Wave pool, joy rides like Pond of Life, Tribal Twists, Forest jump ride and Lazy River, etc. If you want to get some adrenaline rush Rocket and Cobra rides are a must. The park is definitely a fun in summers, though visiting anytime else will also be as thrilling.
2-Beach life at Ubharat:
Surat is located close to Arabian Sea, and has a number of beaches to explore. Ubharat beach is a must visit place. The beach is too crowded and lets you relax completely. This lovely little beach is the best place to spend some quality time, both for couples and kids. Sunsets are an aesthetic pleasure to eyes in here.
Being the center of historical activities, Surat has a number of architectural buildings and sights like Dutch cemetery, English cemetery, Chintamani Jain temple, Surat Castle, etc.worth visiting. Surat castle was originally built by Mahmood Shah-III as a defending fort against Portuguese. The building welcomes the tourists through a video claiming its magnificent historical background. The interiors of the castle provide a delightful sight and win over the tourists’ heart. More information about the castle can be gathered from NerdsTravel.com.
4-Greenery around the corner:
Sarthana National Park situated in Varaccha area at Surat is a major tourist attraction. The zoo is easily accessible and open from 10.00 AM till 5.00 PM. There is a diverse population of animals like tigers, leopards, hippos, deer, lions, four-horned antelopes, chinkara, Himalayan bear, nil-gai, lion-tailed macaque, etc. and a variety of birds and reptiles too. Diversified species of trees are planted in here too. Nature lovers will undoubtedly endear this place.
5-Markets to stop-by:
Surat being the pivot point of the cloth traders, one would certainly find a huge market for shopping. The new textile market of Surat is an internationally claimed place for export of beautifully handcrafted and printed sarees, silk, cotton, nylon, rayon, chiffon and polyester fabrics, embroidered cut pieces, brocade, zari work, etc. the new textile market also has numerous shops for artificial and exquisite jewellery lovers. Although an export core, Surat is one of the cheapest markets of India.
Surat is the perfect place if you wish to take a short vacation on a weekend. The city will assure all its love to you.
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